椽 rafter

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Terms

  • rafter (English)1
  • (Traditional Chinese)
  • (Simplified Chinese)
  • chuán (Pinyin)2
  • ch'uan (Wade-Giles)
  • rafter (English)

Note

Hanging inclined timber member supporting roof tiles. In Traditional Chinese Architecture rafters extend from purlin to purlin. Can also be used to as a unit of length.

(ATTCAT 2018) 3

Works Cited

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  • 1 FU, Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 351.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 陈, 《营造法式》辞解, 378.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 3 ATTCAT 2018Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: Building Frame

Broad Match: Foundations

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